Tennessee World Affairs Council – President’s Advisory Board
The TN WAC President’s Advisory Board is organized to bring together a group of distinguished citizens to advocate for and advance the mission and vision of the Council – to improve our community by promotion of study and public education in world affairs and to increase international understanding and relations. [Advisory Board Guidelines]
Keith M. Huber, LtGen., US Army (Retired)
Senior Advisor for Veterans and Leadership Initiatives, Middle Tennessee State University
Lieutenant General (R) Hubers 38 years of commissioned service in the US Army have spanned conventional, unconventional, and combined joint duty assignments. His conventional duty assignments include platoon leader in the 7th Infantry Division, and company commander, battalion operations officer, brigade and division operations officer, battalion commander and director of civil- military affairs, all with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He served as Assistant Division Commander of the 10th Mountain Division, Deputy Commanding General of 1st Army, and Commanding General of US Army South.
His combined joint duty assignments include Chief of Operations, UN Mission Haiti; Commander Joint Task Force Bravo in Honduras; Executive Officer to the Commander and Director of Operations of US Southern Command; Commanding General, Multinational Brigade (East) in Kosovo; Chairman of the Inter-American Defense Board; Director of the Inter-American Defense College; Deputy Commanding General of US Joint Forces Command, and for the last two years the Commanding General, in Afghanistan, of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, responsible for all US Law of Armed Conflict Detentions.
A native of Springfield, Ohio, Lieutenant General (R) Huber graduated from the US Military Academy in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree and was commissioned in the infantry. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the Army Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the Army War College. He received a Masters of Public Administration degree from Golden Gate University in 1984.
Lieutenant General (R) Huber has earned the Combat Infantryman, Expert Infantryman, Master Parachutist, Combat Diver, Special Operations Diving Supervisor, Air Assault, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification badges, and is Special Forces and Ranger qualified.
Lieutenant General (R) Huber is married to the former Shelly Wilcox of Watertown, NY. They have one son Jason, one daughter Alexis, and two grandsons Dylan and Austin.